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Mission type Earth observation
Operator ISRO
COSPAR ID 2010-035A
SATCAT no. 36795
Mission duration 5 years
Spacecraft properties
Launch mass 690 kilograms (1,520 lb)[1]
Power 930 watts
Start of mission
Launch date 12 July 2010, 03:52 (2010-07-12UTC03:52Z) UTC[2]
Rocket PSLV-CA (s/n C15)
Launch site Satish Dhawan FLP
Contractor ISRO
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth[1]
Perigee 629 kilometres (391 mi)
Apogee 651 kilometres (405 mi)
Inclination 97.89 degrees
Period 97.38 minutes
Mean motion 14.78
Repeat interval 4 days
Epoch 25 December 2013, 12:27:56 UTC[3]
Main camera
Wavelengths 0.5 – 0.85 micrometre
Resolution Less than 1 metre

CARTOSAT 2B is an Earth observation satellite in a sun-synchronous orbit and the fourth of the Cartosat series of satellites. The satellite is the seventeenth satellite in the Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) satellite series to be built by the Indian Space Research Organisation.[4] It was launched along with the 116 kg Algerian satellite, one nano satellite each from Canada and Switzerland, and StudSat, a pico satellite, on 12 July 2010 in a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket from the spaceport at Sriharikota.[5]

The satellite carries a panchromatic (PAN) camera capable of taking black-and-white pictures in the visible region of electromagnetic spectrum. The highly agile CARTOSAT-2B can be steered up to 26 degrees along as well as across the direction of its movement to facilitate imaging of any area more frequently.

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  1. ^ a b CARTOSAT - 2A
  2. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 25 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "CARTOSAT 2B Satellite details 2010-035A NORAD 36795". N2YO. 25 December 2013. Retrieved 25 December 2013. 
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  5. ^ "ISRO to launch more satellites this year". The Times Of India. 12 Jul 2010. Retrieved 12 Jul 2010. 

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